Ballinamallard 1-4 Dergview

A result that underlines how difficult the Bluefin Sport Championship is, with our Tyrone neighbours running out comfortable victors. Paul Smith put the away side ahead on 14 minutes when he rounded goalkeeper John Connolly, but Aaron Arkinson's impressive lobbed finish against his former team levels matters before half time. Gareth Falconer was next to score against his old club, heading in to put Dergview ahead before Philip Wallace added a third. The woe continued with Sean McEvoy inadvertantly netting an own goal after Andy Sproule's mazy run. Next up is the Bet McLean League Cup on Tuesday evening at home to Lurgan Celtic. Earlier in the day the Reserves drew 2-2 with Portadown in a fri

Larne 1-0 Ballinamallard

Despite their best efforts, the Mallards went down 1-0 to Larne in matchday two, at the newly refurbished Inver Park. Despite matching their opponents for the majority of the game, Martin Donnelly's finish was the difference between the sides. Next up is the return of a local derby; Ballinamallard vs Dergview at Ferney Park.

Ryan O'Reilly signs up

The Ballinamallard squad has been further strengthened ahead of our match tomorrow with Larne, with the news that Ryan O'Reilly has signed on the dotted line for another season with Ballinamallard United FC. Having been in New York over the summer, McConkey only recently got down to negotiations with the central defender and both player and manager are happy to have struck a deal. "To have a player of Ryan's quality in our squad is another boost for us" commented McConkey upon his signature. "He has been away for a period of time and will take time to get up to speed, but I'm looking forward to his return and the increased competition for places can only be good for the squad". Having joined

Ballinamallard 3-0 Limavady

3 points and a clean sheet; you can't get much better than that on the opening day! Captain Jason McCartney gave the home side a first half lead with a fine strike from the edge of the box after some great hold up play by Ryan Campbell. Nathan Cashel thought he had scored a second only for it to be ruled out for offside on 59, but minutes later Campbell did score a fine solo goal on his return to the Club for 2-0. To cap off a successful afternoon, substitute Sam Robb teed up Joshua McIlwaine on 93 minutes to round off the scoring - a goal straight from our Academy! A comfortable victory for Ballinamallard, but with harder tests sure to come.

More contract news

As the start of the Bluefin Sports Championship creeps ever closer, manager Harry McConkey has been fine tuning his squad for what is set to be an ultra competitive season. Last night the Mallards played their penultimate pre-season match against Junior Cup winners Enniskillen Rangers, winning 4-2 and getting more valuable minutes under the belt. After the match, McConkey agreed terms with a few more players who have been training and playing with the squad for several weeks now. “I am pleased that Ross Taheny, Darren Teague, Chris Kelly and John Edgar have all agreed terms for the upcoming season and are committed to the challenge ahead with Ballinamallard United FC. Ross is a top defender

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